Lissette Campos is the Director of Community Affairs for ABC Action News. The Emmy award winning journalist anchors the station’s community affairs segments, “Positively Tampa Bay” and is also at the helm of the station’s community awareness campaigns produced throughout the year.
After moving to Seattle from Kashmir at the age of 2, Sarina Fazan learned English by watching Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters. While other kids were playing with dolls and puzzles, Sarina was practicing her future career with a microphone she made from aluminum foil.
Ashley Glass is thrilled to live and work in Florida, her home of many years. She anchors ABC Action News Saturdays 6am-8am & 9am-10am, as well as Sundays 6am-7am & 8am-9am.
Born in San Francisco, Linda Hurtado studied at the University of Georgia before working in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. She is one of the original members of the ABC Action News team.
Brendan McLaughlin did stints in San Francisco and Austin before helping start the WFTS news operation in 1994.
Deiah Riley co-anchors the morning and noon newscasts.
Wendy Ryan co-anchors the 6 and 11 o'clock editions. She also launched the popular “Dirty Dining” franchise shortly after joining ABC Action News.
Dan Shaffer co-anchors Action News This Morning, beginning at 4:55 a.m., and Action News at Noon.
John Thomas has been with ABC Action News since 1999. In that time he has covered nearly all of the major breaking stories in the bay area including the elections of 2000, Jessica Lunsford, Terri Schiavo and several Tampa Bay area storms.
ABC Action News added evening anchor Jamison Uhler to its award-winning news team in May 2010. Jamison co-anchors the 5pm and 11pm weeknight newscasts. He joined the ABC Action News team following four years as an anchor and reporter at WCAU-TV, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia.
Weather & Traffic
Alan Taylor, also known as 'Captain Al' is pilot / reporter of the ABC Action News helicopter, Action Air One. He’s been flying for the Action News team since 2002.
Weekdays between 5-9 AM, Meredyth brings viewers traffic reports from the ABC Action News studios using real-time data from a variety of resources including local law enforcement agencies, traffic cameras and roving Action News photojournalists. While Mere is keeping an eye on the roads from the studio, Capt. Al Taylor is monitoring traffic conditions from the sky in Action Air 1. Follow Meredyth's traffic tweets @TampaBayTraffic.
Bill Logan has been a familiar face with viewers in the Tampa Bay area, anchoring newscasts, presenting weather, and telling stories on the local airwaves since 1987.
Denis Phillips is the Chief Meteorologist at ABC Action News. He can be seen weeknights on the 5pm, 5:30, 6pm, and 11pm newscasts.
Shay Ryan is the newest addition to the ABC Action News morning team. You can catch her with Dan Shaffer, Deiah Riley and Meredyth Censullo weekdays from 5-7am and on ABC Action News at Noon.
Wayne Shattuck is a meteorologist at ABC Action News.
The I-Team was there when 99-year-old Willi Berchau was released from Florida's guardianship program after a three-year court battle. The I-Team has now learned that a local non-profit group has been established to assist other families.
Jackie Callaway is the ABC Action News consumer advocate, Taking Action For You every day.
Carson Chambers was born and raised in Tampa and is thrilled to be reporting in her home town. She joined ABC Action News after reporting for WBTV Charlotte, NC , WBBH in Fort Myers/Naples and WCJB-TV in Gainesville.
Laura Harris joined the ABC Action News team in July 2012. She lives by the motto, “If you find something you like to do, you don’t have to work a day in your life”.
Prior to working in Tampa, Alex spent the last two years reporting for another "Action News" in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jacqueline Ingles joined WFTS in June 2012. She writes, shoots, edits, and fronts her own work while also doing all of her own web work.
A veteran reporter and two-time Emmy Award winner, John Matarese is the Don't Waste Your Money consumer reporter for ABC Action News.
A Southern California native, Rob Munoz joined the ABC Action News team in January 2013.
Ryan Raiche joined the ABC Action News team in June 2011 as a multi-media journalist covering Polk County.
Investigator Adam Walser joined the ABC Action News I-Team in June 2013.
Erik Waxler has been a reporter and multi-media journalist for ABC Action News since 2008.